Dr. Wolfelt course offered to the community


OREGON — Serenity Hospice and Home will be starting an 8-week class entitled “Understanding Your Grief” at The Serenity Shed located at 131 N. 3rd St. in downtown Oregon.
This class starts Sept. 8 and ends Oct. 29 and will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday.
“The group was ‘our’ group, not one that outsiders could drop into. It felt very safe for me and I trusted these people with my feelings,” said a recent participant.  “If I wanted to share I could without fear of judgement.  I was comfortable being with this group. I was not alone in my grief.”
The structure of the group will follow the book by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt which covers 10 touchstones in the areas of physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual growth to help you through the grief process.  
Wolfelt has written many books about healing after the loss of a loved one and is considered a leading grief educator.  The class will be facilitated by Cathy Warren, who is Serenity Hospice’s Bereavement Coordinator.  
“I am very excited to offer a class like this one,” said Warren. “Our grief groups are usually open-ended and people come and go as they travel through their own journey of grief. This is a more structured approach and the participant will know exactly when it will end.”  
Each participant will receive a copy of the book by Dr. Wolfelt. Call Serenity Hospice at 815-732-2499 to find out more information or to register for the class.  Class size is limited.

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